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The Lembit Öpik Show: Fake News Criminalization in Cyprus Threatens Free Speech

Reason: If You Don’t Trust Media Now, Wait Until It’s Government-Funded

TechDirt: European Content Removal Laws Are Scrubbing The Internet Of Completely Legal Content

Schweizer Monat: Big Tech as State Censorship Agent

Reason: Report: E.U. Censorship Laws Mostly Suppress Legal Speech

La Presse: Excess of Censored Messages, Limited Freedom of Expression

Reason: Australia Tries To Censor the World

NYU First Amendment Watch: Jacob Mchangama on the First Amendment Implications of Generative AI

The Critic: The new Irish hate speech law will do more harm than good

Reason: Free Speech Is Under Attack in the U.S., but It’s on the Ropes Elsewhere

Law & Liberty: Free Speech Beyond the Marketplace

Semafor: Content moderation laws seen as threatening freedom of speech

WGCU Interview: “Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media”

Politico Pro: The Content Wars: Analyzing Chatbot Content Policies

The Guardian: Democracy’s Super Bowl: 40 elections that will shape global politics in 2024

Cato: Is Freedom of Expression Dangerous? No, Study Finds More Expression Helps Us Handle Conflict

WKRN: Vanderbilt scholars analyze role of AI in hate speech

France 24: Clash of tech titans: Will Meta’s answer to Twitter dethrone Elon Musk’s venture?

Washington Post Editoral: These universities are pushing back on censorious students. Finally.

AEI: In Search of Principles to Govern Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Web Censorship

ARTE TV: Social media: a danger to democracy?

AFP: Sexting chatbot ban points to looming battle over AI rules

France 24: Musk’s free speech absolutism ‘a fantasy’

BBC: Freedom of Speech – The Reith Lectures – The Four Freedoms

Folha de S. Paulo:Entrada do Judiciário no debate político pode ser tiro pela culatra, diz ativista da liberdade de expressão

WBUR: The history of the price of free speech

Reuters: From Musk to Brussels – three leading experts on the future of free speech online

Fortune: Elon Musk says he’s ‘exactly aligned’ with Europe’s new rules for online content. But the law may threaten his free speech ideals

NZZ Magazine: Auf Twitter soll bald wieder totale Meinungsfreiheit herrschen. Ist das gut?

The Hill – False speech: What is it good for?

Reason: Why Hate Speech Laws Backfire

CBS News: How free speech is under attack in the U.S.

The Economist: A history of free expression charts its seesawing progress

CPJ: How social media regulation could affect the press

Kirkus Review: Free Speech – A History from Socrates to Social Media

Euractiv: Content moderation policies continue to face core dilemmas

Folha de Sao Paulo: Destroyed in Belarus, media resort to secrecy and exile to keep news

Coinbase: Bitcoin’s Censorship-Resistance Was a Step Change in History

Who Cares About Free Speech – Media Coverage

Reason: The World Loves Free Speech—Except When They’re Offended

Politico: By the numbers — measuring support for free speech

The Economist: In some countries, people think they have too much freedom of speech

Swissinfo: How can social media be made social again?

BBC: Has Covid rolled back democratic rights?

The Economist: Censorious governments are abusing “fake news” laws

Lawfare: The Facebook Oversight Board’s First Decisions: Ambitious, and Perhaps Impractical

The Toronto Star: Who should decide what you can’t say on social media? Debate rages ahead of potential government action

Verfassungsblog: Facebook’s Oversight Board Just Announced Its First Cases, But It Already Needs An Overhaul

Umanesino Digitale: NetzDG e censura globale – lo strano destino del Network Enforcement Act tedesco

Free to Disagree: SNP hate crime bill flouts international human rights law

Reason: German-Style Internet Censorship Catches On Around the World

CPJ: Germany revisits influential internet law as amendment raises privacy implications

Politico: Germany’s balancing act – Fighting online hate while protecting free speech

BBC News: US Election: Whoever becomes the next president, social media is changing

BBC: A controversa lei alemã que inspira projeto de lei das Fake News

Reuters: Facebook’s dilemma: How to police claims about unproven COVID-19 vaccines

Digitale Geshellchaft: Stellungnahme der Digitalen Gesellschaft e.V. zum „Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Änderung des Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetzes” (NetzDG)

DW: Africa’s online hate speech laws sound alarm over press freedom

CT Magazin: Immer mehr Länder zensieren das Internet systematisch